Pathan scored his maiden Test century, reaching the mark with a six from leg spinner Danish Kaneria to move from 96 to with only last man, paceman Ishant Sharma left to accompany him, before holing out in the same over. He subsequently fell out of the Top 10 of the ICC bowling rankings and the Top 5 of the All rounder rankings after having spent the previous year on the list. Pathan’s domestic season was interrupted by spasmodic limited overs duty. Retrieved 29 July As a result of his performances in South Africa, Pathan was recalled to the ODI team and played in the home series against Australia and Pakistan in late He was left out of all five ODIs during the tour before heading home. Pathan found success with the ball in the Third Test in Karachi , when on 29 January he became the first — and to date only — person to claim a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match.
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He also took seven wickets at an average of He showed further signs of returning to peak form in the Videocon Triangular Series in Zimbabwetaking 10 wickets at These concerns were further magnified in latewhen Pathan conceded 54 runs in six overs in the first two matches of a triangular ODI tournament in Malaysia.
India won by 72 runs and Pathan was recognised with the man of the match award. Archived from the original on 30 September After a mixed IPL season, he impressed during the Ranji Deskto;, and was the leading wicket-taker after four rounds of the tournament. Although the Indian batsmen scored heavily, Pathan managed only five and four. He was selected for West Zone for the Duleep Trophyeven though he had not played a single match for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy season.
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But a number of factors, not least the constant injuries that Kapil miraculously avoided, meant Irfan never really fulfilled his potential, and by his late 20s was more or less confined to bits-and-pieces roles in various IPL teams. Singh became the third place bowler and captain Rahul Dravid scrapped the five bowler strategy. Pathan had another difficult start to the new year in on the Test tour to Pakistan.
He was sent back from the tour of South Africa in to focus on domestic cricket. India won all four matches, and Pathan scored 87 runs at He was a contestant in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in Retrieved 26 May He scored runs at This indicated that although he had scored runs at Archived from the original on 8 May Nevertheless, India defeated both Bangladesh and Ireland to move into the next round.
Retrieved 20 December He bowled short spells in the younger division, taking four wickets at However, he impressed during the —12 Ranji Trophywhere he was the leading wicket-taker, and his performances earned him a recall to the national side again.
Although their parents wished them to become Islamic scholars, Pathan and his brother took an interest in cricket.
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Batting and fielding averages. Retrieved 12 December He returned to play for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy. With India opting to field two spinners and two patyan on turning tracks in the home Test series against Pakistan in latePathan missed the first two Tests as Zaheer and Rudra Pratap Singh were the fast bowlers chosen.
Pathan found success with the ball in the Third Test in Iffanwhen on 29 January he became the first — and to date only — person to claim a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match. He then put on an all-round display to guide his team to a victory over Maharashtra.
Returning to India, Pathan then represented his country at the highest level for the first time on home soil. In a high scoring match, he took the wicket of Matthew Hayden while giving away runs at almost five runs an over. This yielded only moderate success with scores of 28 and 11 not out. A Concise History of Afghanistan in 25 Volumes. He returned to international cricket in September for the inaugural World Twenty20where he took three wickets and was man of the match as India beat Pakistan in the final.
Irfan has played no international cricket since then, but remains, like his brother Yusuf, a sought-after name at the IPL.